Lmo wrote:hey Mark,
That actually looks like an inustrial type "sheathing" material applied over a cord. These coverings are usually "automotive" products; I've seen a lot of different types, and colors.
There is, however, a disclaimer: Use ONLY on UL approved electrical cords
I didn't consider U/L apporval, but I would suspect that you would need/want it if you intend to sell in the US. It also ocurred to me that anything applied OVER an approved cord might void it's approval.
UL approval is the big part. I am sure that fixture is not UL approved. Yes, anything you modify voids UL acceptance.
I wouldnt suggest to anyone that you dont want need UL approval if selling in the US. It all depends on who you plan on selling to. Some young adult in a dorm or apartment will probably not care. A majority of homeowners may not care, if its beautiful, thats all they may care about. If you ever wanted to be in a commercial space, condo, etc, you bet you need UL or ETL approval!
Anything you purchase from a store would also need approval. You would never find something on the shelf from target that isnt.
Look around, there are tons of options! look into different markets, not just lighting. computers, automotive, etc... And if for whatever reason you did want ul approval on a cord that isnt....submit it for approval, its expensive though. If you have some amazing design (and buyers) im sure you could get the backing one way or another if they believe in the product.